Local businesses are coming together today for the eighth year of the annual Give a Little, Help a Lot and Smile campaigns to benefit the Stratford and area YMCAs.

From Fund Development and Communications for the Y, Keith Courtney says the money raised from the campaign will be going to a number of different programs and opportunities for families.

From now until July 26th you can add two dollars to your grocery bill at Zehrs, No Frills and Statford, Mitchell & Listowel to go to the YMCA.

Courtney says more than $12,000 was raised in last year’s campaign.